Prajesh K. Tyagi

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INTRODUCTION New tools for malaria control, artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) were recently introduced across India. We estimated the impact of universal coverage of ACT and ACT plus LLINs in a setting of hyperendemic, forest malaria transmission. METHODS We reviewed data collected through active and passive(More)
BACKGROUND Drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria necessitates development of novel drugs for treatment.The present study assessed the efficacy and safety of 3 dose levels of arterolane (RBx 11160), a synthetic trioxolane, for treatment of acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria. METHODS In this randomized, double-blind, multicenter, parallel-group,(More)
BACKGROUND Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) is the treatment of choice for uncomplicated falciparum malaria. Artemether-lumefantrine (AL), a fixed dose co-formulation, has recently been approved for marketing in India, although it is not included in the National Drug Policy for treatment of malaria. Efficacy of short course regimen (4 x 4 tablets(More)
BACKGROUND Host adhesion molecules play a significant role in the pathogenesis of Plasmodium falciparum malaria and changes in their structure or levels in individuals can influence the outcome of infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of SNPs of three adhesion molecule genes, ICAM1, PECAM1 and CD36, with severity of falciparum(More)
BACKGROUND The C-terminal region of merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is one of the leading candidates for vaccination against the erythrocytic stages of malaria. However, a major concern in the development of MSP-1 based malaria vaccine is the polymorphism observed in different geographical Plasmodium falciparum isolates. To explore whether the sequence(More)
Artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) has been recommended for the treatment of falciparum malaria by the World Health Organization. Though India has already switched to ACT for treating falciparum malaria, there is need to have multiple options of alternative forms of ACT. A randomized trial was conducted to assess the safety and efficacy of the(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Development of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors has been a major problem for achieving effective vector control. Due to limited availability of insecticides, the only option is management of resistance by judiciously using the insecticides and rotating them to maintain their effectiveness. This study was carried out in a(More)
A standardised protocol has been developed by World Health Organization (CDS/RBM/2002) to assess the efficacy of common antimalarials in the treatment of clinically manifested infection with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria for areas with low to moderate transmission. The therapeutic efficacy protocol is based on clinical and parasitological responses of(More)
A 60-year-old man from the highlands of Peru with fever and hemolysis ࡗ Carlos Seas, Homarh Villaverde, and Ciro Maguiña 381 Bilateral enlargement of transverse cervical nerve in two patients of leprosy ࡗ Hardeep ARTICLES Real-time quantitative reverse transcription PCR for monitoring of blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum infections in malaria human(More)